Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework.  Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island's Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

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Islandora Minute: Apache Solr

5 years 4 months

When first coming to discoverygarden, I was overwhelmed with a number of acronyms and terms that instantly flew over my business-minded head. One term that I often heard was Solr, which in my mind was spelt “solar” making it difficult to find on the internet and learn about on my own time. After some more thorough research and digging I came to find that what Solr does is something that I had been taking for granted for the better part of my life.

Islandora uses Apache Solr as its search engine. Solr is an open source enterprise search engine and is a part of the Apache Lucene project. Lucene itself began in 1999 and became part of the Apache Software Foundation’s family in 2001. Solr came along in 2004 as an internal search engine at CNET Networks which later donated the source code to Apache.

 

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Islandora Presentations at OR2013

5 years 5 months

A list of accepted sessions for the Open Repositories 2013 went up this week, with plenty of offerings for the Islandora community. Below are some sessions that may be of interest:

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Islandora Installer for Windows

5 years 5 months

With the new website comes a new effort to highlight some of the great contributions that have come to the Islandora project from its community of users and develpers. To get us started, I decided to go back to a community contribution that I tested back in November 2012: The Islandora Installer for Windows.

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